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Pressure on the organisers and pet owners to be more responsible mounted after a poodle was killed in a deadly attack by an American Staffordshire terrier at the 2012 show.
The crowds who poured in said it was quieter than previous years, while pit bull dogs were a notable absence after being banned due to last year's unfortunate incident where a beloved toy poodle was mauled by an American Staffordshire terrier.
If a dog matches many of the characteristics of a pitbull terrier, it may be a banned type (and pit bull types are commonly known as American Staffordshire Terriers, Irish Staffordshire Terriers, Irish Blue and Red Nose breeds, while some kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be pitbull types).
The striker, 20, has been forced to leave his beloved one-year-old American Staffordshire terrier with his parents back in London after joining Albion on loan last month.
While many of the obedience stars are purebreds, a few at Sunday's trials had been rescued from shelters, including an American Staffordshire terrier rescued after Hurricane Katrina, and Casey, a Labrador collected from Reno, Nev.
Ohio prohibits pit bulls (and at the local level, many municipalities also ban the breed), Rottweilers, English Bull terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers, to name a few.
Bylaws specifically exclude Staffordshire Bull Terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.
Unemployed Thomas Henry Owen, 55, faces up to three months in prison and a pounds 1,700 fine after his American Staffordshire terrier named Joey tore off half of Carolina Anderson's face.